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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part E

Benthic invertebrates of natural ponds of Ruzizi plain, Democratic republic of the congo


Author(s): Safari Rukahusa Ruffin, Amundala Shekani Constantin, Nabintu Bugabanda Noella and Shabani Ekyamba Isaac

Abstract: This study provides information about benthic invertebrates collected in natural ponds of Ruzizi Congolese plain. Benthic invertebrates were collected using a hand scoop net of 1 mm of mesh, sieve or plastic container. 6360 invertebrates were captured in the four ponds belonging to 38 genera, 36 families and 15 orders. Insecta dominated in the collection of invertebrates with 7 orders. Genera of Gyrinus was abundantly caught (18.75%) followed by Canthydrus (16.51%) and Melanoides (11.98%). Benthic invertebrates were most found at a depth varying between 0.50 and 0.75 m and in the sites dominated by aquatic vegetation, detritus and mud.

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How to cite this article:
Safari Rukahusa Ruffin, Amundala Shekani Constantin, Nabintu Bugabanda Noella and Shabani Ekyamba Isaac. Benthic invertebrates of natural ponds of Ruzizi plain, Democratic republic of the congo. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2018; 6(2): 381-386.
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